The best vacuum shops can revamp any vacuum or steam cleaner, and replace bags, hoses, cords and belts while you wait. Motors take from two days to a week to repair. Look for shops that are members of the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association, says Steve Gray of Steve’s Sew-N-Vac. “While a vacuum that originally cost $400 dollars may cost $100 to repair, it is still, after the repair, a better vacuum than a new one selling for much less,” says Gray. He also fixes modern and antique sewing machines—though they have nothing in common with vacuums.